Cretapenaeus

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Cretapenaeus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Dendrobranchiata
Family: Penaeidae
Genus: Cretapenaeus
Garassino, Pasini & Dutheil, 2006
Species: C. berberus
Binomial name
Cretapenaeus berberus
Garassino, Pasini & Dutheil, 2006

Cretapenaeus berberus is an extinct species of prawn which existed in Morocco during the Late Cretaceous period. It is the only species in the genus Cretapenaeus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alessandro Garassino, Giovanni Pasini & Didier B. Dutheil (2006). "Cretapenaeus berberus n. gen., n. sp. (Crustacea, Decapoda, Penaeidae) from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of southeastern Morocco". Atti della Società italiana di scienze naturali e del museo civico di storia naturale di Milano. 147. ISSN 0037-8844.